IS IT 4:20 YET?: The rally at New Jersey Statehouse focused both on problems with the state’s medical marijuana program and the prospect of legalizing marijuana.
By Brad Matthews | WatchdogWire.com
More than 200 people gahered Saturday across from the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton to protest state laws on medical and recreational marijuana.
Seventy-five of these protesters also decided to smoke marijuana openly as an act of disobedience. No one was arrested.
The rally, unlike others, focused both on problems with the state’s medical marijuana program and the prospect of legalizing marijuana for everyone.
Most of the event was held on the steps of the Statehouse, where activists spoke in favor of marijuana reform. Activists included Trentonian Ed Forchion, better known in legalization circles as the NJ Weedman, and nurse and activist Jennie Stormes, who has since moved to Colorado in order to get medical marijuana to treat her son’s seizures.
Lawmakers have expanded the medical marijuana program, but other bills promoting further expansion have stalled. Critics have further attacked the state for “dragging its feet on approving edible forms of marijuana for minors, not adding more eligible medical conditions to the program and an apparent disconnect between the state’s medical community and the medical marijuana program” according to lehighvalleylive.com.